By Victor Adeoti
Gov. of Ademola Adeleke of Osun has congratulated his Oyo State counterpart,
Seyi Makinde, on his re-election in the March 18 governorship poll.
He gave the congratulatory message in a statement on Monday in Osogbo.
He described the outcome of the election as a strong vote of confidence in the performance of Makinde in the last four years.
He added that “I congratulate my brother, Governor Seyi Makinde on his re-election at the polls.
“Residents of Oyo State have reaffirmed their faith and confidence in his performance.
“They have confirmed the rapid development of Oyo State under the able leadership of my brother, Seyi Makinde.
“On behalf of the people and government of Osun State, I extend warm felicitation to Gov. Makinde.
“I look forward to years of partnership and collaboration between our two states on inter-state infrastructure developmenr, among others.”
Adeleke also described Oyo and Osun states as siamese twins, calling for closer partnership in economic and social affairs.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had on Sunday
declared Makinde the winner of the 2023 governorship election in Oyo State.
Makinde had 563,756 votes to defeat his closest rival, Teslim Folarin of the All Progressives Congress (APC)
who scored 256,685 votes.(NAN)